Advancing Sustainability Leaders
The impact of Australia’s growing population and variable rainfall means we need a range of measures to secure Sydney’s water supply now and in the future.
Delivering effective water projects is crucial to building sustainable communities across NSW. Local governments play a key role in the process and are already working on a wide range of water initiatives.
Importantly, the Advancing Sustainability Leaders program encouraged leading practice sustainability programs, particularly those using whole of council approaches supported by education.
Advancing Sustainability Leaders was an innovative leadership development program for managers, senior staff and emerging leaders from all areas of local government in the Sydney Water or Sydney Catchment Authority operating areas.
This included managers in roles as broad as engineering, communications, design, policy, finance, facilities, sustainability, planners and cultural services.
The year long leadership program involved actively working on a local council water project and developing skills to become an effective sustainability leader and catalyst for sustainability at work and in the community.
The program was offered free of charge. Equivalent leadership programs cost up to $8,000. Selection was highly competitive and applicants were assessed against selection criteria.
The Advancing Sustainability Leaders program was an initiative of the NSW Government through its Water for Life program and funded by the NSW Climate Change Fund.
If you have questions about the program or would like more information please contact us.